approach for work in the tribal population?
Most of the plans and programmes
of tribal development fail or become counter productive because they
are conceived by outsiders with a vision alien to the tribals. The
participatory approach with emphasis on participation of the community
in identification and prioritization of the problems, formulation
of solutions and active voluntary participation in implementation
The selected priorities are the real
priorities of the tribals
The proposed action is acceptable and feasible
The tribals become responsible and committed
to the programme
SEARCH has opted for participatory
approach for programmes
in the tribal area.
SEARCH seeks direction and guidance from the
collective wisdom of the tribals of Gadchiroli during the annual
Jatra at Shodhgram, and formulates programmes for community
actions to be facilitated by SEARCH during the following year.